15 Natural Ways to Treat Dandruff

Hey girls, I am today with best 15 Natural Ways to Treat Dandruff. Dandruff is something most of us suffer from especially during the dry seasons. Our scalp become dry, itchy breaks out and sheds white powdery substance on our shoulders and clothes which is highly embarrassing for us. Dandruff is a skin disease and it should be treated from the roots.

15 Natural Ways to Treat Dandruff

There are many shampoos available in the market which claims to wash off dandruff completely but I didn’t find complete satisfaction through any of the shampoos my family used. So, I am herewith a post on natural ways to treat dandruff. We ourselves can try to treat it with some home made remedies and easily available stuffs from our very own kitchen. These remedies when applied in a long run will surely slowly reduce your dandruff and cure it in the longer run. Let’s go through the post now.

15 Natural Ways to Treat Dandruff

1. Treat Dandruff using Baking soda

Baking soda is a natural dandruff remover. Instead of applying a shampoo, rub a big table spoon of baking soda into your wet hair and scalp. Now wait for a minute and then wash the hair thoroughly with warm water or normal cold water will also do. Wait for the baking soda to work its magic. After a couple a weeks of baking soda shampoo, your scalp should begin producing natural oils, leaving the skin on your head moisturized and dandruff-free.

2. Treat Dandruff using coconut Oil

Rub coconut oil on the scalp before 1 hour of shampooing your scalp and hair. You can also use a coconut oil based shampoo to cure dandruff in the long run. Wash out coconut oil out thoroughly to remove the oiliness on your scalp and hair. Repeat this remedy couple of times in a week to get rid of dandruff.

3. Treat Dandruff using shampoo with tea free oil

Use frequently a shampoo with tea free oil or use your regular shampoo with few drops of tea free oil to remove dandruff. Tea free oil is really good in curing dandruff; it smell fantastic and is a natural antiseptic. Shampoos with at least 5% tea free oil have been shown to effectively treat dandruff. Use it daily to get rid of dandruff.

4. Treat Dandruff using Olive oil & Almond Oil

Apply olive oil and almond oil before washing your hair and leave it for 5-10 mins. And then wash your hair off. Also, before going to bed reapply the olive oil and leave it till you wake up in the morning. Use old pillow cover or a napkin to avoid the oil to stains on the pillow overnight while sleeping. You should be able to wake up to dandruff free head.

5. Treat Dandruff using mouth wash

Mix 1 part of mouth wash with 9 parts of water. Pour this solution onto the hair after the usual hair wash. Simply dump the mixture over your head and then style as normal. Do not rinse it off. Let it stay like a leave on conditioner and wash off you hair after a day.

6. Treat Dandruff using Banana

Peal a banana; mix it with two cups of vinegar. Stir it until completely combined. You may want to use a fork or whisk to make a paste. Now apply the mixture into hair. You need to take extra care to massage the mixture into your scalp. Continue to massage your scalp for 5-10 minutes until the mixture covers your hair completely. Leave on for 20-30 mins and then rinse the mixture out completely. Repeat everyday for one week and then you can do this once a week as a preventive treatment.

7. Treat Dandruff using Neem leaves for dandruff free scalp

Neem contains natural oils and anti-septic properties that help to keep hair moisturized and treat itchy scalp and dead skin flakes. This treatment is widely used in India to remove lice, dandruff and irritation of scalp. Make a paste of these leaves and add water to it. Rinse your hair with this water daily to get quick relief. Another way is to add Neem leaves to boiling water for 30 minutes. Remove the leaves from water and allow it to cool. Use this cool water to rinse your hair.

8. Treat Dandruff using Aloevera gel

Aloevera gel extracts are been widely used in dandruff removing shampoos that help in scalp clean. Remove the gel of aloe from its leaf and apply it directly to hair. Keep it for 20 minutes and then rinse your hair. This is a natural and effective remedy to get rid of dandruff at home. This gel provides a cool and calming sensation when massaged to scalp thus keeping mind relaxed and stress away. Also anti-bacterial and anti-viral nature of Aloevera helps to fight bacterial and fungal infections in hair.

9. Treat Dandruff using Coconut oil and lemon

Take 1 tbsp of lemon and 5 tbsp of coconut oil and apply it to your scalp. Keep it for 20-30 min and then wash your hair by your shampoo. This will make your hair clean, clear and soft.

10. Treat Dandruff using Egg and curd

Egg white is rich in proteins which help in nourishing our hair and getting rid of weak hair and split ends. Mix 1 egg white to a small bowl of curd, mix it rigorously and apply it to your hair. Keep it for 15 minutes and then wash your hair using cold water to remove the dandruff from hair.

11. Treat Dandruff using Apples

Mix 2 tbsp of apple juice to 2 tbsp of honey and apply it to your hair for 5-10 min and then wash off your hair to get rid of dandruff naturally.

12. Treat Dandruff using honey and lemon

It is an age old hair cleansing technique used for getting dandruff free hair. Add two spoons of lemon juice to 5 spoons of honey. Add water to this solution and wash your hair with this natural shampoo to get clean and moisturized hair.

13. Rinse your hair with vinegar to Treat Dandruff

Like lemon, vinegar has super powers that help to wipe out dandruff from hair. Take some vinegar according to your hair size and add equal water to it. Rinse your hair with this vinegar solution to quickly get relief from flakes in hair.

14. Do hair massages to reduce dandruff

Massage relaxes our mind, is a great exercise for our hair roots and also boosts blood circulation towards scalp. Use natural oils like coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil for hair massages. Add any natural oil to scalp and with your finger tips give a gentle massage to your scalp. This hair treatment will keep hairs moist and stress away.

15. Treat Dandruff using Apple cider vinegar & lemon

Please refer to the post on home remedies to remove dandruff.

Tips to keep hair dandruff free

  • Avoid washing your hair daily using shampoos to keep hair soft. Wash hair three times a week to keep hair dandruff free and oil free.
  • Using a good quality hair product preferably herbal and chemical free formula is advised to keep hair away from chemicals. Wear swimming caps when you go into the swimming pool to shield your hair against chlorine water. Take a head bath after swimming to wash off the chlorine from the hairs & scalp.
  • After trying every kind of remedy if the dandruff still remains then consult a dermatologist for expert advice. A specialist will provide you with certain medications and products that will help you to get rid of dandruff quickly.

About Piyali Toshniwal

Piyali is from Mumbai. She born in Kolkata and brought up in different cities of India. Since her dad had a transferable job, She has travelled many states and cities of India. From there her passion for travelling arose. She love to travel and explore new places. She is an Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer with MBA in Finance from Mumbai University. She has a passion for beauty and fashion and love to experiment with her looks a lot hence her inclination to write for BHB. Business is what she enjoy the most. She has an Art Jewellery Brand named “PSJ-PiyaJewels” and event Management Company called “Radiance Events”. She is a very creative person and hence her work of creativity reflects in her ventures. She like to live life to the fullest & try to enjoy every possible bit of it! Her motto of life is “Keep Smiling, it’s the best Jewellery one can wear”


  1. Amazing post Piyali 🙂
    especially those coconut oil and mouthwash tips 🙂

  2. I love using curd to treat dandruff 🙂

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